Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $200,000)
The purpose of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program (42 U.S.C. 3797u et seq.) is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug treatment courts that effectively integrate substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over nonviolent, substance-abusing offenders. The FY 2011 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program will provide grant funds to jurisdictions to implement or enhance a local drug court or to implement, enhance, or expand drug court services statewide.
The county of Will is using grant funds to establish new services for target populations not currently being served; enhance existing court operations; expand court services and improve the quality and/or intensity of offender services such as healthcare and mental healthcare, education, vocational and job training, job and housing placement assistance, and childcare or other family support services for each adult participant who requires such services. They will enhance an adult drug court to assist nonviolent offenders with successful rehabilitation from the use of drugs and or alcohol.